Oct 20, 2014

Blue Water Satellite to Develop Spectral Imaging Tools Using Google Maps for Work Cloud Mapping

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Blue Water Satellite (BWS) a Toledo, Ohio, company that uses satellite and other spectral imagery and patented image processing to monitor the world’s land and water resources announced its collaboration with Google Maps for Work. Working with the Google Maps for Work, BWS is providing feedback to the team to help improve Google’s image processing capabilities. By implementing Google Earth Engine and Google Maps Engine, BWS can process its satellite imagery and serve the data to desktops and mobile devices supported by Google’s cloud. See feature on the Official Google For Work Blog Here

Blue Water Satellite is a world leader in providing algorithmically enhanced spectral images that identify the presence and concentrations of minerals, vegetation, chemical and biological constituents on land and in water around the world. “Our data rich imagery is a powerful tool for science, utilities, oil & gas companies, environmental engineering companies, governments, or anyone seeking more in-depth characterization of water or land resources,” states Milt Baker, CEO of Blue Water Satellite. “Working with Google improves the availability of this enhanced image data by making it more accessible through Google’s popular mapping platform.” See Movie on Google & BWS collaboration

“It is an honor to work with a company as capable as Google” Baker continued, “Our customers are looking for processed images delivered on the familiar format provided by Maps Engine”.

Using Google Earth and Maps Engine, Blue Water Satellite will be able to deliver processed images to customers seamlessly formatted for desktops, phones, remote devices, or to other customer requirements. Using the Google Cloud, the images can be delivered to virtually all browser enabled devices anywhere on Earth.

Google has downloaded every Landsat and MODIS image to its servers back to 1984. Google has the capability to input spectral imagery from drones, aircraft, and hyperspectral cameras – something the engineers and developers at Blue Water Satellite are excited about. “Using Google tools we can present our processed spectral imaging data in a ‘time series’ format so changes can easily be detected and viewed” concluded Baker. “The coming revolution of nano satellites and drone deployed and fixed hyperspectral cameras will benefit from this collaboration.”


Blue Water Satellite is a company headquartered in Toledo, OH, and is a leading provider of algorithmically enhanced satellite and other spectral imagery to industry, science, and government organizations.